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San Diego Kidnapping Attorney


Defense of Your Kidnapping Charges

Kidnapping is a violent felony that qualifies as a “strike” under the Three Strikes law. If convicted, you may face a prison sentence of 3 years to life in state prison without the possibility of parole.

Specific sentencing will depend upon:

  • Age of the victim
  • Whether the victim was injured
  • Intentions of the kidnapper

Have you been accused of kidnapping? If so, it is important to contact a skilled San Diego criminal defense lawyer who can work to assert your rights and protect your future. By working with a lawyer early on, you have the opportunity to avoid having charges formally filed or may be able to avoid going to trial. Being arrested is a disorienting and often frightening experience.

You will likely be asking a number of questions, including:

  • What can you do?
  • How can you protect your future and the future of your family?

By working with a kidnapping defense lawyer, you are putting your future in the hands of a professional who knows what it takes to defend a criminal case and help you avoid going to jail.

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Enhanced Penalties for Kidnapping in California

If you have been accused of kidnapping, you may face additional penalties for one or more of a number of factors. San Diego kidnapping attorney James N. Dicks understands the nuances of California law in regards to kidnapping and how enhanced penalties could affect you. A typical kidnapping charge is a felony offense with a state prison sentence of 3, 5 or 8 years.

Enhanced penalties include:

  • If the victim is under 14 years old, the sentence will be 5, 8 or 11 years in state prison.
  • If the kidnapping was carried out to commit robbery, rape, oral copulation, sodomy or sexual penetration, the penalty will likely be a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

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Contact Our San Diego Defense Lawyer

Don’t take a chance with your future freedom and happiness. Make sure you work with a San Diego criminal attorney who you can trust and who will fight for you in and out of court.

Contact us today by giving us a call at (760) 630-2000.

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Further Reading

California Penal Code 207

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A note from James N. Dicks:

Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law.

Currently San Diego Superior Courts are closed but are set to reopen on Friday May 1st, 2020 barring any
future orders.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family. Please follow us on Facebook for any future updates.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law.

Los Tribunales Superiores de San Diego están cerrados, pero están programados para reabrir el viernes 1 de mayo de 2020, salvo una nueva orden.

No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia. Síganos en Facebook para seguir siendo informado de novedades nuevas.


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jD LAW, P.C.

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Although COVID-19 has caused great uncertainty, we want to assure that our firm is operating remotely to accommodate all current, past, and future clients in need of any of our services. The best way to communicate with us is by telephone (760) 630-2000 or email info@jdlaw.law. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Sending our thoughts and best wishes to you and your family.


Aunque COVID-19 ha causado una gran incertidumbre, queremos asegurarles que nuestra oficina esta operando de forma remota para todos los clientes actuales, pasados y futuros que necesiten alguno de nuestros servicios. La mejor manera de comunicarse con nosotros es por teléfono (760) 630-2000 o por correo electrónico a info@jdlaw.law. No dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta. Estamos enviando nuestros pensamientos y mejores deseos para usted y su familia.

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